CatTails at Yappy Hour Fundraiser a Success!

CatTails at Yappy Hour Fundraiser a Success


After a two-year absence due to Covid, the Humane Society of McDonough County’s former
Wine, Whiskers, & Whimsy fundraiser returned better than ever under the new name of CatTails
at Yappy Hour. During the two-hour event in June, the HSMC hosted 100 guests who enjoyed
conversation, live music by Mike Murphy, hors d’oeurves, a wine pull, basket raffle, and silent

We are excited to announce that we raised over $11,000 at CatTails at Yappy Hour! The HSMC
is a 100% volunteer organization. All proceeds from this event go directly to helping the animals
of our county through our programs, which include low-cost spay/neuter, foster/adoption/rescue
sponsorship, shelter medical assistance, pet food pantry, and Angel Fund.

CatTails at Yappy Hour was successful because of our volunteers, attendees, and the wonderful
businesses and community members who graciously donated to our event. Please help us in
thanking them for their contribution!


  • Laverdiere Construction
  • Kunes Auto Group
  • Matthew Glaser Agency/American Family Insurance
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Pumo Insurance Agency
  • Sodexo
  • Dawg Haus
  • Western Illinois Natural Medicine
  • Alan Thompson State Farm Insurance
  • Billy’s Furniture
  • Bushnell Veterinary Service
  • CATO
  • Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Homes
  • Farmers & Merchant State Bank
  • Bushnell First Bankers Trust
  • Max and Shelley Kreps
  • Dr. Matthew McClure, DMD
  • No Place Like Home
  • Royal Printing
  • RWE Renewables Americas
  • Sue’s Ride Share
  • United Community Bank
  • West Side Lumber Company
  • DePoy Auto Services

Silent Auction Donors:

  • abcdecluttering/Elisa Rasmussen
  • All Pets Veterinary Clinic
  • American Legion Post #6
  • Arnold Brothers Heating and Cooling
  • Beth Jameson
  • Bill and Lynn Jacobs
  • Bill Maakestad and Jean Wolf
  • Brandon Dowacter, LMT Massage Therapist
  • Brown’s Shoe Fit
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Bushnell Locker Service
  • Candy Lane Floral & Gifts
  • Captured Moments Photography
  • Catch a Star Learning Center/Kimberly & Kirk Hare
  • Chicago Bears
  • Chubby’s
  • CMK Jewelers
  • Community News & Market
  • The Crafty Coop
  • Discount Furniture
  • Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home
  • The Full Scoop
  • Fun City Resort
  • Gayle Carper
  • Gold Hills Golf Course
  • Gossel’s Dog House
  • The Grill on Market Street
  • Grounds and Hounds Coffee
  • Hart’s Nursery
  • Head to Tail Grooming
  • Highway Family Restaurant, Bushnell
  • Hy Vee Liquor
  • Iron Spike Brewing Co.
  • Judy Eckerly
  • Kathy Chambers
  • Kathy Veroni and Kathy Orban
  • Kathy Waters
  • Kay Crain
  • Kelly Butterfield and Lt. Dan
  • Kenny & Anne Meyer/Meyer Investment Properties
  • Krista Skien Photography
  • Linda Cummings Macomb Country Club
  • Macomb Park District
  • Market Alley Wines
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Nelson’s Clothing Store
  • No Place Like Home
  • Nostalgia Décor and Gifts
  • The Old Dairy
  • Pancheros Mexican Grill, Burlington
  • Par-a-Dice Casino and Hotel
  • Paws ‘n Claws
  • Peoria Chiefs
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum
  • Pizza House, Galesburg
  • Plum Relaxing – Krista Mustain-Davis, LMT
  • Princess Shoppe
  • Rosy’s Pizza, Bushnell
  • Scott Conlin
  • Skip Skripps
  • Spirit Hollow Golf Course
  • Sports Corner @ 124
  • Springdale Farmhouse
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Sweetbriar Corner Market
  • Tink’s Café
  • Twin Oaks Golf and Country Club
  • The Wine Sellers
  • WIU Bookstore
  • WIU Harry Mussatto Golf Course
  • Your CBD Store



Mazi was with Lars for one week short of a year. We pulled her from the shelter in April of 2020 as a frantic and scared dog and placed her in foster care with Lars at Gossel’s Dog House.  Mazi is now a member of Angie’s family and is content and loved in her forever home with human, canine, and feline friends.

“It took a little for her to become a dog again.  After that the humans needed to understand her history.   I can’t begin to describe how I feel and how thankful I am to this family for giving her a chance!” Lars commented after Mazi’s adoption.

Mazikeen was the fifth dog that Lars helped us with by providing foster care and training.  We so appreciate his commitment to helping scared or out-of-control dogs find their “best self” by gaining the trust, self-confidence, and manners they so need.


Notice of HSMC Annual Board Election 2022

HSMC Annual Board Election American Legion Macomb

Date: Monday, January 3, 2022 Time: 6 pm


Per Article IV, Section 7, this is notification of the slate of positions along with current nominees.  Nominees will be voted on at the Annual Board Election pursuant to Article V, Section 3.  Pursuant to Article V, Section 4: The Members of the Board of Directors can consist of up to 15 members.  HSMC members are encouraged to participate in the operation of this organization.  Please consider attending board meetings and donating your time and talents to the running of this organization.

Director:  Open to HSMC members interested in helping the animals of McDonough County by donating their time and talents to shaping the future of this organization. The purpose of this Society is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education.

Slate of Nominees for 2022

Article V, Section 2: Only HSMC Members are eligible for election as Directors.  No individual shall derive monetary benefit of any kind from being a director.  Currently there are 13 nominees.

Board Positions                        Nominees to Date

Officer/President                           Bonnie Smith-Skripps

Officer/Vice President                   Bill Johnson

Officer/Treasurer                           Terri Hare

Officer/Secretary                            Kate Shattuck

Director                                             Sue Adams

Director                                             Amy Betz

Director                                             JB Biernbaum

Director                                             Felix Chu

Director                                             Patti Douglas

Director                                             Max Kreps

Director                                             Dave Monninger

Director                                             Ann Stites

Director                                             Jennifer Tibbitts

Director                                             Open

Director                                              Open


Humane Society of McDonough County
P.O. Box 7
Macomb, IL  61455